Posts tagged with ‘Syria’

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Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Family Unification

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Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Family Unification ADALAH PRESS RELEASE (Haifa, Israel) Last night, 11 January 2012, at 9 pm, the Israeli Supreme Court in a 6-5 decision, delivered a 232-page judgment upholding the constitutionality of the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law – 2003 (as amended 2007). This law severely restricts Palestinian Arab […]

Why a Regional Model for Israel/Palestine Is Viable and Just

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Why a Regional Model for Israel/Palestine Is Viable and Just David Zlutnick Rachel Havrelock is a scholar of the Hebrew Bible and its historical interpretation. She is an associate professor of Jewish studies and English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the author of three books and the writer/director of the play “From Tel […]

The Truth Behind the Coming “Regime Change” in Syria

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The Truth Behind the Coming “Regime Change” in Syria Shamus Cooke After meeting again to decide Syria’s fate, the Arab League again decided to extend its “monitoring mission” in Syria. However, some Arab League nations under U.S. diplomatic control are clamoring for blood. These countries — virtual sock puppets of U.S. foreign policy — want […]

The World War on Democracy

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The World War on Democracy John Pilger January 20, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — Lisette Talate died the other day. I remember a wiry, fiercely intelligent woman who masked her grief with a determination that was a presence. She was the embodiment of people’s resistance to the war on democracy. I first glimpsed her in […]

Rights Group Slams Governments For “Double Standard” on Arab Spring

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Rights Group Slams Governments For “Double Standard” on Arab Spring William Fisher Predicting that the current Middle East unrest would continue through 2012, Amnesty International is slamming Western governments for their tepid responses to peaceful protests, for their “double standard,” and for being more concerned with preserving their political and economic interests than with the […]

IOA interview with Haneen Zoabi: Challenge Zionism; demand equality and co-existence

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IOA interview with Haneen Zoabi: Challenge Zionism; demand equality and co-existence Jonathan Cook The Israeli Occupation Archive – 14 Jan 2012 Haneen Zoabi is a Palestinian member of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.  A member of the Balad party (the National Democratic Assembly), she has served as a Member of Knesset (MK) since 2009. Zoabi is […]

How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents

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How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents. Richard Sanders The following article by Richard Sanders published in May 2002, prior to the onslaught of the Iraq war, carefully documents the History of War Pretext Incidents. This historical  review raises an important issue: Is the Pentagon seeking to trigger military confrontation in […]

Truth about Syria: Crazy Men in Grey Suits

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Truth about Syria: Crazy Men in Grey Suits The west is on the hunt for another war in the Middle East. Jeremy Salt January 13, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — –  In his speech to university students this week, Bashar al Assad spoke of a conspiracy against Syria. Use another word if you like, but […]

Libyan Violence and Instability

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Libyan Violence and Instability Stephen Lendman NATO’s killing machine ravaged a nonbelligerent country posing no threat. Tyranny replaced Jamahiriya government. Violence followed stability. On January 3, Middle East Online contributor Jay Deshnukh headlined, “Ex-rebels’  war for money, power: Fierce clashes erupt in Tripoli,” saying: In central Tripoli, fighting claimed two lives as “former rebels from […]

Faking It: How the Media Manipulates the World into War

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Faking It: How the Media Manipulates the World into War grtv As the US and Iranian governments escalate tensions in the already volatile Straits of Hormuz, and China and Russia begin openly questioning Washington’s interference in their internal politics, the world remains on a knife-edge of military tension. Far from being a dispassionate observer of […]

Remembering the Best and Worst of 2011

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Remembering the Best and Worst of 2011 Richard Falk 3 Jan 2012 2011 was an exciting and pivotal year in many respects, although its main outcomes will remain inconclusive for years to come.  We will learn in 2012 whether we are moving closer to fulfilling our hopes, dreams, and goals or are trying to interpret […]

Avoiding Another “Long War”: Intelligence Officials Reveal “Dubious” IAEA Report on Iran’s Alleged Nuclear Weapons Program

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Avoiding Another “Long War”: Intelligence Officials Reveal “Dubious” IAEA Report on Iran’s Alleged Nuclear Weapons Program by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Exaggerated coverage of a dubious report by the International Atomic Energy Agency about Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program has spurred a rush toward a new war in the Middle East, but ex-U.S. intelligence officials […]

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Obama’s Opportunity Clive Hambidge It came as little surprise that in an aside to White House aides, widely reported by a not so incredulous world media; one Barrack Hussein Obama was doubtful whether Binyamin Netanyahu could or would ever make the necessary concessions to achieve a “Middle East peace deal”. If there is a coherent […]

Thoughts on the Arab Spring and education in the countries involved

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Thoughts on the Arab Spring and education in the countries involved John Parsons The cessation of  NATO air strikes in Libya prompts a review of the current situation in the Arab World. What caused the ‘domino effect’ at the beginning of this year of popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Syria and Yemen?  These […]